(MENAFN- Gulf Times) HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani chaired the Cabinet's regular meeting held at its seat at the Amiri Diwan on Wednesday.
Following the meeting, HE Minister of Municipality and Environment and Acting Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaei issued the following statement:
At the outset of the meeting, the Cabinet was briefed by HE the Minister of Public Health on the latest developments in efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19. The Cabinet affirmed the continuation of work with the procedures and precautionary measures that have been taken in order to combat this pandemic.
Then, the Cabinet considered the topics on the agenda as follows:
First - Approval of a draft Cabinet decision on the terms and conditions of the part-time system in government agencies.
This system aims, within the framework of the States plans to maintain a strong, stable family that enjoys support and care and to improve job efficiency, to provide more flexible options for Qatari employees to take into account their circumstances and needs.
In particular, it takes into account family conditions, as this system provides Qatari women with greater opportunities to achieve a balance between the needs and requirements of caring for family and children on the one hand and work requirements on the other.
The part-time system is a work system whereby the number of working hours per week is reduced by half and by no less than half the number of working hours per day.
Part-time work shall be at the request of the employee and with the approval of the government entity in accordance with the provisions of this decision.
Second - Approval of a draft decision of the Minister of Endowments (Awqaf) and Islamic Affairs regarding the procedures for disbursing from the Zakat Fund account.
Under the provisions of the decision, the disbursement of zakat from the Zakat Fund with national Islamic banks, and it is limited to the eight zakat banks, in accordance with the conditions considered legal.
Third - Approval of the State of Qatar's contribution to financing United Nations peacekeeping operations.
Fourth - Approval of a draft twinning agreement between the Municipality of Doha in the State of Qatar and the Municipality of Beirut in the Lebanese Republic.
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